Sorry for the bad photos, but from the warehouse, here's a few pics of the new SmartBike rental bicycles that are getting stationed around the city. We nabbed a contract a few months back to build up the bikes.
Here's the WashCycle rundown on bike sharing. Our own sometime-manager Jeff Peel was just named as their first program manager, he'll do a great job in leading the Clear Channel charge to win (back) the hearts of bicyclists.
The bikes themselves are remarkably nice to ride. To be blunt, they don't really look like much, but everybody who's ridden one was impressed. Three speed internal hub, all mechanical bits shrouded in mystery and plastic, big racks, big slick tires, and more stable handling than the Breezer folding bike I normally pinch from the warehouse to run errands.